Top Heart Health Supplements 2021

Top Heart Health Supplements 2021

By Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC

Seeking the Top Heart Health Supplements in 2021

Are you seeking the top heart health supplements in 2021 to give you the best chance against congenital or chronic heart disease? The COVID-19 pandemic has led to dramatic changes in our day-to-day lives, and has raised concerns about the virus’s effect on heart health. Among other health-related behavior changes, Americans are taking more supplements, with supplement sales projected to increase by 12.1%. This trend is expected to continue into 2021, with many people looking to support their health with supplements. 


The Holistic Healing Heart Center has curated a number of medical-grade vitamins and supplements to support your treatments and reduce your risk of heart disease. As a holistic cardiologist, Dr. Thaik frequently incorporates proven supplements into wellness and treatment protocols for patients. We keep abreast of all the latest studies to show benefits from various dietary supplements.

What Is A Medical-Grade Supplement? 

A dietary supplement is a manufactured product intended to supplement one’s diet by taking a pill, capsule, tablet, powder or liquid. A supplement can provide nutrients either extracted from food sources or that are synthetic in order to increase the quantity of their consumption. The “dietary ingredients” in these products may include: vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and substances such as enzymes, organ tissues, glandulars, and metabolites.

In 2021, you can purchase an OTC (over-the-counter) supplement or a vitamin just about anywhere, from a convenience store, to your local pharmacy, to internet boutiques. Over-the-counter supplements do not require a prescription. 

Is your OTC multivitamin the same thing that you can get at a medical office? The short answer is NO.

Medical grade supplements, unlike their OTC counterparts, are manufactured to the same standards as pharmaceutical drugs. They are the highest quality supplements available and meet all pharmaceutical standards.

Supplements that are made in a way to ensure an extremely high standard of purity and maximum absorption are certified pharmaceutical grade. No product is ever 100% pure, however pharmaceutical grade products must exceed 99% purity and not contain any fillers, binders, dyes, or other inactive ingredients that serve as a vehicle for active substances. Less than 3% of supplements meet pharmaceutical grade standards.

In addition to purity, another important distinction between OTC supplements and medical grade supplements is bioavailability. Bioavailability involves how an ingredient is absorbed into the body. A substance will only be effective if it can be absorbed by the body, so bioavailability is the key to creating a supplement that delivers proven benefits. Increased bioavailability is a major benefit of medical grade supplements. 

Do You Need Supplements For Your Heart?

If you are committed to improving your heart health, and/or preventing long-term health issues, you may be wondering if you need supplements for your heart. In truth, one of the best things you can do for your heart health isn’t a prescription medication or a supplement you pick up at a health store. It’s making sure you eat a heart-healthy diet that’s high in vitamins and minerals, and low in saturated fat and salt. Inflammation plays a key role in the development of a cardiovascular disease, yet many of the foods commonly found in the typical American diet promote low-level inflammation throughout the body.

However, because your body is not perfectly efficient, even with the healthiest diet, not all the nutrient molecules will be absorbed: some are destroyed in the stomach and intestines, some are excreted back, and some simply just don’t go inside the cells.

This is why heart health supplements, particularly high quality medical-grade supplements can be a helpful part of your wellness protocol.

High-Quality Medical Grade Heart Health Supplements Recommended By A Holistic Cardiologist

What are the best heart health supplements? Below are some of the heart health supplements recommended by Dr. Thaik in her holistic cardiology practice.

Coenzyme-Q10

Coenzyme Q10

(aka CoQ10, ubiquinone, ubiquinol): this supplement is useful for combating high blood pressure. It can also combat the side effects of statins.

Omega 3 fish oil

Fish Oil

this supplement is full of omega-3 fatty acids and can cut triglycerides (unhealthy fats) in your bloodstream.

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L-carnitine

research shows this supplement can reduce symptoms of angina and improve heart function. It can also help people suffering from congestive heart failure, whose hearts are not being sufficiently oxygenated.

If you are interested in acquiring your own supplements, you can do so via the Holistic Healing Heart Center’s Fullscript portal

Take supplements at your own risk. This article does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with your own physician for medical advice before beginning to take any supplements. Depending on your situation, there are times when supplements can make things worse, not better. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cynthia Thaik if you would like to receive medical advice and guidance for selecting the best heart health supplements for you.

 

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC is a Harvard-trained cardiologist serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. To learn more about Dr. Thaik or the Holistic Healing Heart Center, or to schedule an appointment, please contact info@drcynthia.com or call (818) 842-1410.